CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
University Theaters at UI holds public auditions Aug. 28
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University Theatres at the University of Iowa will hold
public auditions 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in E.C. Mabie Theatre of the
UI Theatre Building. Callbacks will be posted in the Theatre Building on Friday,
Aug. 29. Callback auditions will be held Aug. 29-30.
These auditions, along with auditions for theatre arts majors, will be used
to select performers for all levels of productions throughout the academic
year. Additional auditions will be held throughout the year, as needed, and
special auditions will be held during the spring for the Iowa Playwrights
No affiliation with the UI Department of Theatre Arts or the UI is required
to audition for University Theatres productions. Interested people of all
ages and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. University Theatres
follows the principles of non-traditional casting.
An audition workshop, conducted by UI theatre arts faculty, will be offered
at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the Theatre Building.
Auditioners should sign up in advance on the Theatre Building callboard.
For the four-minute audition slot, each auditioner should prepare two monologues
-- one from before 1900 and one from the 20th century. In addition, auditioners
may choose to perform 6-8 measures of a song, bringing a cassette tape for
accompaniment (a tape player will be provided) or a piano accompanist.
Each auditioner will be asked to fill out or submit a resume and a photo.
Photos can be taken at the audition for a $1.25 fee.
Persons auditioning to University Theatres must be willing to commit not
only to the scheduled performances but also to an extensive schedule of rehearsals.
For further information, including a compendium of audition hints, contact
the UI Department of Theatre Arts at (319) 335-2700, or by fax at (319) 335-3568.